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Contra Costa County eases restrictions for retail, other industries in latest health order

Original post made on May 18, 2020

Six Bay Area jurisdictions slightly relaxed the region's COVID-19 coronavirus shelter-in-place order Monday, allowing multiple industries to resume operations and retail businesses to offer storefront pick-up.

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Comments (14)

Posted by Bob
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 18, 2020 at 10:20 pm

Excess controls is what you get with the democrats running the state. It is interesting that the first three states to relax controls had Republican governors.

Posted by Pedro
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 18, 2020 at 11:58 pm

It's about health...not politics Bob.

Posted by Brian RT
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 19, 2020 at 12:03 am

Hey Bob, those Republican states you speak of are also seeing one of the highest spike in hospitalization and death rates this week. This is where is insert a Pekosi clap gif for you.

Posted by What?
a resident of San Ramon
on May 19, 2020 at 6:52 am

No,'s about politics--plain and simple!

Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2020 at 7:26 am

Pedro, marijuana shops were never shut down as deemed "essential" by Newsom, but churches will be the very last entity allowed to open. Sounds like politics to me.

Posted by JB
a resident of another community
on May 19, 2020 at 7:46 am

All politics no science the so called experts change the narrative monthly and the modelers have never been close to accurate those are the facts.

Posted by Agent Orange
a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

The GOP have proven themselves to not be working on the side of public interest and mainly concerned with their pockets and getting the treasonous, self serving, self dealing, liar re-elected. They fail to understand what a PANDEMIC is and inject political comments to redirect the attention of their audience to ALTERNATIVE FACTS.

Posted by Sal
a resident of another community
on May 19, 2020 at 8:28 am

It is all politics. Don't really care if you disagree. I will be moving to Arizona soon. You sheeple can have your oppressive socialist state. I'm out of here.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on May 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Have you ever noticed that the left, in this case Agent Orange, spews drivel in so many directions that the point of the conversation gets lost? Least we also not forget the absence of maturity in the thought process.

Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2020 at 11:02 am

Pedro, starting yesterday Newsom gave illegal aliens $75,000,000 for covid 19 relief, the only state in the union doing this. Instead of giving it to food banks, low income medical clinics, or any other charity, he gives it specifically to those here illegally...Does that sound like politics, Pedro?

Posted by ReasonoverFeelings
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 19, 2020 at 5:01 pm

Spike in cases in states that have been open a week... Except one problem, the virus has a two week incubation period. Stop listening to the media and think for a minute about that. That means those people should have been exposed before the lockdown lifted. Come on people...what happened to critical thinking. Don't just parrot what the media tells you

Posted by 4 more years
a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Dear Agent Orange, apparently you think Obama is still in office by those descriptions you gave. Wake up!!! When all your Democrat rulers get up and say...we're all in this together and we will do what ever it takes to save 1 life???? That's B.S.!!! Remember when Schumer threatened the Supreme Court to not take away abortion rights????? And those clinics never closed because that's considered essential to murder hundreds of babies a day???? But lets close the country, stay under house arrest and wear a mask so we can save 1 life!!!! Wake Up, they're not concerned about you or anyone else but their deep pockets and power to control you. And Pedro it is called politics!

Posted by Balanced MD/MBA
a resident of Blackhawk
on May 19, 2020 at 6:29 pm

Ah, where to start to debunk the nonsense. For Sal, if you frame all the world around you through the political lens, then for you nothing else exists but politics. So enjoy the 115 degree weather in Arizona.
For ReasonOver... here is the CDC quote from a simple google search if you took the initiative to fact check before you make things up: "The respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 typically appear an average of 5-6 days after exposure, but may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
For Danville- The assistance from Newsom to the undocumented is $125 M not $75M. And if they don't get some help, who is going to harvest the food that you buy at the market? Rather grow your own?
For Bob- So these excess controls have kept us from being another New York. If you look at Germany, they did the same thing even sooner. They are opening up now, and seeing some hotspots erupt as a result and re-closing in some areas to bring it back under control. Re opening is required for sure here. But it has to be accompanied by more testing, tracing and continued distancing to keep things at a manageable status. There will need to be more tolerance for people who are not the most vulnerable catching this to allow the economy to ramp back up. Until there is a vaccine there isn't another option.

Posted by KellyGamble
a resident of San Ramon
on May 21, 2020 at 8:29 am

Ridiculous. Here’s the thing...we get it now!! We will be diligent and vigilant, and those who won’t be, were never going to be. We can’t go around living in fear, wearing masks all the time, as to which effectiveness is questionable especially given the flimsy things people seem to be wearing, with their hands all over their faces adjusting the things. The media has ignited immense fear even though the statistics of those who survive this illness are 98% or thereabouts, given no preexisting conditions, and most often those hot spots inflicted are confined to convalescent homes. Despite well publicized and available facts, people love drama. You see that with people driving alone in their cars wearing a mask, or walking alone, wearing a mask. What is the point of that? Proving your wokeness?? My position is this...if you are sick, stay home. If you are worried about getting sick, stay home. Everyone else go about your business as usual although with a heightened sense of appropriate hygiene and social distancing. Have a good day.

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